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Daylight robbery at Mohali cash,
gold worth lakhs looted
Mohali, July 5
In a daylight robbery, four unidentified youth wielding revolvers decamped with cash and gold worth lakhs of rupees from an industrialist’s house here in Sector 71 today.

Houses of Kang, Padiala searched
Mohali, July 5
After obtaining search warrants from a Kharar court, Punjab police sleuths today searched the houses of absconding Akali leaders, Kiranbir Singh Kang and Rajbir Singh Padiala. 

A policeman checks the bottles of liquor seized from the house of Kiranbir Singh Kang in Mohali on Monday. — A Tribune photograph.

Padiala may surrender today

A policeman checks the bottles of liquor seized from the house of Kiranbir Singh Kang in Mohali on Monday.









EARLIER STORIES

 

10 months after Admn repeats promise on roads
Chandigarh, July 5
The Chandigarh Administration today repeated its promise that it had made 10 months ago regarding the recarpeting of all roads in southern sectors, said an official press note of the Administration today.

Cut-off lists haunt students
Chandigarh, July 2
The cut-off list for various post-graduate classes is haunting students giving them sleepless nights and anxious moments.

Students' hopes on as admissions roll on
Chandigarh, July 5
It was a day of harassment for students and their parents on the first day of admission to different colleges, both government and non-aided private, in the city.


It was a day of unending queues at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, on the first day of admission to colleges in Chandigarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
It was a day of unending queues at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, on the first day of admission to colleges in Chandigarh on Monday.

Finance Secy goes on 3-day leave
Chandigarh, July 5
The UT Finance Secretary, Mr Karan Avtar Singh, today proceeded on three-day leave. He has not been relieved from his posting. This means, he is with the Chandigarh Administration till the end of his leave. The Adviser to the Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, sanctioned of his leave.

The days of love letters sprayed with perfume and sealed with a kiss are gone. Today, many couples communicate through e-mail and instant messaging. In the past five years, more and more people have discovered instant messaging and its romantic possibilities. Thousands of Web sites and chat rooms, for e.g. yahoo and hotmail have been set up for the hopeless romantics of the world, or even just the curious, who are wondering if they can find the man/woman of their dreams online. Most of the students who visit the cyber cafes for net surfing usually have some sort of romantic friendship online.

  • Eucalyptus threat

  • No star tantrums

  • Rail link

  • Foster father of pigeons!

Mannika SinghMy Budget
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ITH two top economists of our country, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, crafting the Budget for us, expectations are bound to be high. Just out of college and into university, my obvious concern is the rising unemployment in the country.

 
COMMUNITY

Morcha candidate vows to oust Badals
Chandigarh, July 5
Claiming to oust the Badals from the management of the gurdwaras, the Panthic Morcha candidate for the lone seat of the SGPC from the city, Mr Gurnam Singh, said the Badal family had knuckled under pressure of the Bajrang Dal and the RSS and thus lowered the prestige of Sikhism.

Three-year-old Rakhi of Kakrali village wails as she is unable to eat her mango because of the fliesWhere guests get tea with flies in it
Kakrali/ Toda, July 5
Thousands of villagers of Raipur Rani block face a potential health hazard, thanks to swarms of house flies in the area. Swarms of house flies, in the villages of Kakrali, Toda, Jaaspur, Natwal and Mauli, which fall in the second largest poultry belt of the country here, have made life difficult for the residents.


Three-year-old Rakhi of Kakrali village wails as she is unable to eat her mango because of the flies. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma.

Panchkula Diary
ATM facility at UBI
Panchkula, July 5
The Union Bank of India has always been striving to provide efficient customer service. Keeping in mind the interests of the consumer, the Bank shifted its Sector 5 branch to a more spacious and fully computerised premises, with ATM facility, in Sector 8 today.

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Fauji Beat
Was Kargil a failure or victory?
Even after five years, Kargil continues to rattle the Army intermittently because it unveiled certain unsavourly realities. Many pertinent questions raised during and after the Kargil war still remain unanswered.

  • Employment for ex-servicemen

  • Senior citizens’ homes

Woman sets herself on fire; dies
Chandigarh, July 5
A woman burnt herself alive at Hallo Majra, while a couple sustained burn injuries in a separate incident at Burail village here today. Premvati, 20, wife of Ashok Kumar, allegedly poured kerosene on herself after getting annoyed with her mother-in-law and set herself on fire.

Sector 40 residents form united front
Chandigarh, July 5
A meeting of the presidents and general secretaries of various residents welfare associations of Sector 40 was held here today. A united front of these associations was formed at the meeting with a view to pursuing matters of common interest.

Seven quintal substandard polybags seized
Chandigarh, July 5
Teams of the Chandigarh Administration today seized seven quintals of substandard and recycled polythene bags in the city. This was part of an ongoing drive against the use of polythene bags of unspecified thickness and recycled variety.

Woman alleges police highhandedness
Chandigarh, July 5
Alleging police highhandedness Mrs Janki Devi, a resident of Maulijagran complex, has complained to the Senior Superintendent of Police against an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) posted at the Maulijagran police post.

Materialism has “polluted” atmosphere
Mohali, July 5
Discarding human values at the cost of materialism has shaken faith, compassion, harmony, mutual love resulting in polluted atmosphere, disintegration of families and a sick society which is crippled with corruption and exploitation.

Stress laid on conserving energy
Panchkula, July 5
The need for energy conservation and the and implementation of energy-saving methods by the industry were discussed at a seminar-cum- workshop on energy saving here today.

Working hours of post offices extended
Chandigarh, July 5
The working hours of 100 post offices in Punjab and Chandigarh have been extended by one hour for public transactions on all week days.

 
CRIME

Teenager raped in Panchkula
Panchkula, July 5
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man in Sector 25 yesterday. The incident was reported to the police today, who after getting the medical examination of the victim done, has arrested the accused, Mahinder Singh.

Woman pickpocket nabbed
Chandigarh, July 5
A married woman was today caught picking the pocket of a senior citizen on the Housing Board traffic point.

10 hurt in group clash
Lalru, July 5
Ten persons, including a woman, were injured, one of them seriously, in a clash between two groups in Alamgir village near here, this afternoon. Jaswant Singh has been referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.

BUSINESS

Sector 22 shopkeepers reject ‘Sunday-shopping’ move
Chandigarh, July 5
Shopkeepers of the city’s main trading centre, Sector 22, today announced that they would not open their shops on Sundays and refused to toe the line of the Chandigarh Administration which wants shops to open on Sundays.

 
EDUCATION

Counselling to engineering colleges to be hassle-free
Chandigarh, July 5
The counselling for admission to top engineering colleges of the country is going to be a hassle-free exercise. With the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research all set to conduct counselling from July 7 to 17, over 50,000 aspirants can breath easy as they will not have to move from pillar to post for admission to various engineering colleges.

Ayurvedic college fee row ends
Chandigarh, July 5
The week-long embroglio over the fee structure of the unaided Sri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College, Sector 46, ended today as the college was asked to accept the fee of Rs 55,000 from students as had been mentioned in the prospectus.

Research scholars face hostel blues
Chandigarh, July 5
Research scholars of Panjab University have never had it so bad during vacation time. With hostel messes and canteens closed, these scholars have had a tough time arranging for three square meals for themselves. Food-hunting, for them, has become a major exercise in this hot, humid weather and academics is on the back-burner.

COURTS

Lieut-Col Sharma fails to appear before court
Chandigarh, July 5
The GCM trying Col Anil Sahgal at Chandimandir will re-assemble tomorrow, as Lieut-Col B B Sharma, one of the witnesses sought by the prosecution, could not appear before the court today. Colonel Sharma also allegedly figured in the Tehelka tapes and his services were later terminated by the Army.

 
LIFESTYLE

Are you ready to go underground?
D
OES the very thought of an underground parking conjures up images from Hollywood movies; in which the fair maiden, driving alone in those dimly lit parking lots, get mugged by goons? If you agree then you are certainly not ready for the Chandigarh Administration’s big plan to introduce underground parking in the city’s busiest shopping areas.


Former Femina Miss India Universe Gul Panag in ChandigarhSerials should not go on for ever, says Gul
C
urly locks falling on her fragile shoulders, deep dark eyes smiling gleefully and dimples on her comely cheeks complementing her grin, city-bred former Femina Miss India Universe Gul Panag was here even before the announcement was made. As she made herself comfortable after addressing a gathering at the CII this morning, she spoke about something she is a veteran at — acting and television serials. “Serial on the small screen,” she said, “should not go on and on for ever”.

All set to take on the modelling world
C
ity-based model Thakur Tarunveer is all set to make it big in the female-dominated modelling world. He has already clinched a couple of good assignments from a Delhi-based garment manufacturing company in addition to performing in a fashion show organised by IIT, Delhi. “It is difficult for male models to make a niche for themselves. However, I am an exception,” he smiles.

Do you love me for my money?
R
ohtash, studying in Government College for Boys, Sector 11, here is a son of a Ludhiana-based businessman. He is having a great time in the city. He has a chauffeur-driven car and a big house in Sector 44 which is always full of friends. Making friends for him is never a problem. He has lots of them, including many beautiful girls..

Chandigarh Club launches ‘operation damage control’
T
he Chandigarh Club, which has been in the eye of storm for a variety of reasons in recent months, has launched a major damage control exercise so as to reassure the alarmed members and mollify the UT Administration that has cancelled the lease of the club building for its alleged failure to clear dues.

Workshop on acting ends
T
heatre should be taught in schools as an optional subject. The UT Education Department should issue directions for the same as it had done in case of textile designing from this session.

HEALTH


Gul Panag to aid programme on AIDS
Chandigarh, July 5
“Each one of us can create awareness about HIV/AIDS”, said Femina Miss India Universe 1999 Gul Panag. Also the Goodwill Ambassador of Confederation of Indian Industry. She launched a project on HIV/ AIDS awareness, prevention and rehabilitation, organised by the CII in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, UT.
Gul Panag, Femina Miss India Universe 1999, at a function at the CII, Chandigarh.
Gul Panag, Femina Miss India Universe 1999, at a function at the CII, Chandigarh. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Rotary Club to set up dialysis centre
Chandigarh, July 5
The Rotary Club would set up a sophisticated dialysis centre in the city for the poor, said Mr Baldev Aggarwal, president of the club, here today. He said the club had plans to help the needy war-decorated soldiers in the city and to recognise their services for the country.

 
SPORTS

Kansal Cup for ITC XI
Chandigarh, July 5
A century partnership between Inderjeet Saini (60 and 2 for 17) and Ravi Verma (59) enabled International Testing Centre XI to beat Kansal XI by 32 runs and win the second Kansal Cup cash prize league cricket tournament at the Sector 1, Cricket Ground (near open hand moment) here today.

The ITC XI team which won the 2nd Kansal Cup Cash Prize League Cricket Tournament on Sunday.
The ITC XI team which won the 2nd Kansal Cup Cash Prize League Cricket Tournament on Sunday.

Youth duped of Rs 1.5 lakh
Chandigarh, July 5
A dream of going to Singapore in the company of a girl cost a tailor of Sector 30 Rs 1.5 lakh. Hafis Ahmed (35) was lured by a girl of Sector 20 into accompanying her to Singapore for a business trip. The tailor agreed and gave the girl Rs. 1.5 lakh for the trip.

820 students get admission
Chandigarh, July 5
On the second day of counselling for admission to Class XI in Government Model Senior Secondary schools in the city, around 820 students were admitted under the general category in the science, commerce, humanities and vocational streams in 28 schools.

Kidnap bid foiled
Chandigarh, July 5
A seven-year-old boy was today allegedly kidnapped from the Old Darshani Bagh area in Mani Majra. However, the kidnapper was caught by the people of the area as the child raised the alarm.

Akshit, Dilprit shine
Chandigarh, July 5
Akshit Malhotra and Dilprit swam to top positions in the 50 metres freestyle event at the Lake Club swimming competitions held on Sunday.
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